2002 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, USA, California, Napa, Wine Review
What a treat to get to try a Schrader this old and note, before he divided his wines into different labels. At age 20, this is still young and just sort of getting to maturity (maybe). Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, blueberries, chocolate, spice, tar and leather. Full bodied. On the palate, this is delicious, complex and contemplative. Medium to firm tannins. Notes of cassis and blueberries with chocolate over char and slight earthiness. Long finish. This took about an hour to open so a decant might be a good idea. Drink over the next twenty years.